- The SABC has heard the cries of the people and issued a firm warning to Uzalo to improve their storyline
- This comes after there was a dramatic drop in viewership as more and more fans complain about the boring script
- Uzalo still remains at the top of the most watched shows in the country mostly due to the fact that it airs on SABC for free
The SABC has issued a stern warning to Uzalo to stop boring its audiences with their current storyline.
It seems the broadcaster has heard people's cries and have taken measures to sort the situation out.
Uzalo has been bleeding viewers as many have complained about the direction the story was going.
The Sunday World has reported that the SABC has told the writing team of the show to get it together. They have been instructed to come up with a better storyline or risk getting dropped.
Uzalo was once the most viewed show in the country, peaking at 11.4 million viewers. However, according to the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa, Uzalo's viewership dropped drastically to 8.8 million viewers.
The publication further reported that the actors on the show are getting very low salaries, which may explain their poor performances. An executive from the SABC spoke to the publication and said:
"We urged the producers to come up with creative storylines to rescue the soapie because it was important to the SABC. Another thing we emphasised was that actors need to be paid decent salaries for their work"
iHarare further reported that despite the dramatic drop, Uzalo is currently leading in terms of viewership ratings in South Africa but this is mostly because it is on a free channel.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Rhythm City has been cancelled after being on air for the past 13 years. The e.tv soapie will broadcast its final episode on 16 July, 2021. Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela shared the sad news on Twitter on Friday afternoon, 20 November.
The viewers of the show have also taken to the micro-blogging app to share their thoughts on the latest development. Phil wrote:
"TV: Rhythm City cancelled. Long-running daily drama is coming to an end after 13 years on TV. The show will air its last episode on 16 July 2021 at 7:00pm."
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